Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived

Just playing with the new Lensbaby Velvet 85 lens that Kirk picked up for me on a recent trip to Portland. The lenses are manufactured in Portland, there is no sales tax in Oregon, and Kirk was going to be there for a few days and could bring it back duty free. The savings added up to about $200 buying it there and bringing it back, vs buying it here or online.

I love a good deal 😀

It’s extremely well built, and completely manual, making it a challenging learning curve.

But I think we’ll be good friends eventually.

If you’ve never heard of a Lensbaby, here is an introduction – https://lensbaby.com

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    Dave Ducharme March 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    I’d say pics or it didn’t happen but after or flurries I’m still not convinced.

  5. Heather Halliday Darin
    Heather Halliday Darin March 26, 2018 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I love that picture. So romantic.

    • Paige Ackerman
      Paige Ackerman March 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      That’s what the lens is known for and why I bought it. It is the antithesis of the perfect sharpness most lenses are known for. Although at high apertures it is tack sharp, but I didn’t buy it for that.

      I have a few other of their earlier lenses, but they are far less expensive and far lesser quality.

  6. Ryan Kogelheide
    Ryan Kogelheide March 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    How do you like the lens? Do you have any other lensbaby?

    • Paige Ackerman
      Paige Ackerman March 26, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply

      I do. I have the Composer and quite a number of their early optics. They are fun, though it’s fussy to have to carry so many little bits, which is why I wanted to try one of their new line.

      It’s a really well built lens, all metal, even a metal cap. It is smooth to rotate and just feels solidly made.

      I only got it a week ago and only took it out for a short trial yesterday.

    • Paige Ackerman
      Paige Ackerman March 26, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      It’s not a lens for everybody; a lot of people probably don’t like the softness and the out of focus nature of the Lensbaby

    • Paige Ackerman
      Paige Ackerman March 26, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      I also went for the 85mm instead of the 56mm since I have a really good 50mm prime, and a really good 60mm macro prime.

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    I love the softness of this photo…and of course blossoms.

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